Statue of Saint John the Baptist of resin, 30 cm, handmade in Italy
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Time of realization about 20/30 days
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Full resin statue, printed and hand perfected by skilled artisans, who delete the imperfections. When the statue is perfectly smoothed it is carried to the coloring section, where it is hand painted with indelible varnishes, according to the classical iconography. The resini s a plastic material, which is solid thanks to hardener substances. It is resistant to the atmospheric agents. The difference with the fiberglass is that it does not contain the fiber.
Saint John the Baptist, prophet and martyr, is commemorated on the 24th of June and on the 29th of August.
He was born in the 5 century B.C in Jerusalem to Elizabeth and Zechariah. He died in 35. About him Jesus said: “Between the sons of a woman, no one is greater than John”.
His activity as a precursor is described in the four gospels.
Saint John is one of the most popular saint. His life in the desert fascinated many monks and for this he was one of the principal patrons of the monastic orders.
He was martyrized and behaded.
In the classic iconography he is illustrated wearing some leather of sheep, with a walking stick, a shell with which he poured the water on the head of Christ, with a lamb.
He is considered the patron of the tailors and the prisoners.
Statue of Saint John the Baptist of...